Misunderstood (1966 film)

Misunderstood (Italian: Incompreso) is a 1966 Italian drama film directed by Luigi Comencini. It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Film poster
Directed byLuigi Comencini
Produced byAngelo Rizzoli
Written byLeonardo Benvenuti
Piero De Bernardi
Lucia Drudi Demby
Giuseppe Mangione
Florence Montgomery
StarringAnthony Quayle
Music byFiorenzo Carpi
CinematographyArmando Nannuzzi
Edited byNino Baragli
Release date
  • 19 December 1966 (1966-12-19)
Running time
105 minutes


Duncombe is the UK Consul General in Florence, Italy. He becomes a widower when his two sons, Andrew and Miles, are still children. Andrew, the eldest, apparently reacts with adult maturity to the loss of his mother, looking after little Miles, an attempt to find a way out of such premature heart-crushing loss. Miles constantly blames Andrew for his mischievous behavior but his brother valiantly takes said blame as his personality is that of a grown up, or at least that is what he tries to be. The father, given his mandate, is often absent, both physically and emotionally, especially toward Andrew. It will be at the end that Duncombe will acknowledge his mistakes when finding himself at a father's point of no return.



  1. "Festival de Cannes: Misunderstood". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 8 March 2009.
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